The Raswan Index and Handbook for Arabian Breeders. Volume I-VII.
7 vols. Original illustrated cloth/gilt embossed percaline.
First editions, very rare.
Complete set of this famous reference work. No more than 380 copies were printed (and many destroyed by a flood); vols. III and V were limited to a press run of 250 and 284 copies, respectively. Raswan became an expert on the Arabian breed through his lengthy trips to the desert, where he lived with the Bedouins and learned their language and customs.
Some hinges split. All volumes save for VI and the posthumous VII numbered and signed by Raswan, mostly in the year of publication. In very good condition.